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March 2018

Do Business Interruption Policies Cover Ransomware?

RansomwareIn an article published by Law360, Jenner & Block Partner Jan A. Larson and Associate Catherine L. Doyle examine the potential impact of court action on ransomware coverage.  The authors explore the pending district court action of Moses Afonso Ryan Ltd. v. Sentinel Insurance Company Ltd.  They explain that the case wrestles with the classification of, and coverage for, business interruption and lost income suffered by a law firm in the wake of a ransomware attack.  “The case offers a preview into whether courts will construe broad, general business insurance provisions to protect insureds against significant lost-business income caused by ransomware attacks, or whether insurers will enjoy wide latitude to hide behind more stringent limitations of liability found in narrower provisions related to data and software damage,” they observe.

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Anticipating 2018’s HIPAA Enforcement Trends


In an article for Law360 titled “Anticipating This Year's HIPAA Enforcement Trends,” Partner David P. Saunders outlines the possible reasons for why it is still unclear what HIPAA enforcement may look like under the new administration.  Mr. Saunders suggests that perhaps the last 12 months of slow HIPAA enforcement represents the new normal.  To evaluate this hypothesis, he examines two documents that may indicate where HIPAA enforcement is headed in 2018:  1) the regulatory priorities of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 2) the President’s budget for HHS.

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